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Hukafalls Jet

200 Karetoto Road | Wairakei Park, Taupo 3377, New Zealand
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$91*
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Ranked #7 of 57 Activities in Taupo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: The half hour of thrills, fun and excitement takes you along a...
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Owner description: The half hour of thrills, fun and excitement takes you along a beautiful river environment, lined with native bush, sheer rock cliff face and natural hot springs.Combine 360° spins and passing nature by incredibly close at disorientating speeds for an amazing must-do visitor experience, before even reaching the awe inspiring majesty that is the Huka Falls. From the unique vantage point on the boat you have the best water level view of Huka Falls – New Zealand’s most visited natural attraction. Hukafalls Jet is the only jet boat company operating in this stretch of the Waikato River.Closest jet boat operator to Lake Taupo and FREE transfers provided on request.
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014 NEW via mobile

This is the third time i have done this and it just never seems to get less exciting. The interesting drivers, fascinating scenery and thrilling boat ride all make for a great, though slightly expensive, ride.

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Taupo, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

awesome crew, I have been twice now and both times had a blast. incredible driving by the skipper, sat close under Huka Falls and all in all the best ride of my life

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Dubrovnik
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5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 via mobile

Went on the Hukafalls jet boat with my 3 daughters recently and had a fantastic time. Although we were flying down the river at an amazing speed, coming very close to the bank and other obstacles and doing many 360 degree spins we never felt unsafe or out of control. The driver was very experienced and great at his job... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

We had great fun doing the jetboat at the Huka Falls. We had a great driver (sorry cant remember your name!) who made us laugh a lot and it was just a bit scary as it needs to be. It was great to be able to go so close to the falls which are amazingly beautiful. If you like adrenaline... More 

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Cambridge, NZ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

This was so great. We took our staff along as part of the year end function. There was 40 of us. First of all, the staff there were organised and clear about their instructions. They also easily accommodated us arriving early. The jetboat ride itself was AMAZING. Everyone was thrilled with the ride and also the information the drivers give... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Went on our honeymoon, Jeremy was knowledgable and his commentary during the ride was fantastic, his driving skills were exemplary. Great sense of humour and really made everyone feel comfortable and safe.

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Sydney, Australia
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

The Huka Jets are a seriously fun way to spend half an hour. And it's the very best way to get up close and personal to the falls. You really feel it's size and power. The Jet team is great value. Our driver, Jeremy, was an amazing driver, and so funny! (Yep, even us queenslanders love ya mate!=) We booked... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

What an experience - blasting up the river at 50 mph weaving in and out of bushes and trees and narrowly missing everything. At the top was the amazing Huka Falls - great to be so close to the raw power of the mighty river. Our driver was crazy yet totally experienced - we had a fabulous time with him.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

This was heaps of fun..! The day was clear and sunny with little wind and the falls were in full flush mode. The skipper was crazy and experienced. We linked the jet boating with a 10 minute helicopter ride so it worked out cheaper and twice the thrills. Thanks guys,,,, love it..

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Fab. Staff were friendly and honest that you were going to get wet from the outset. Good local knowledge and because I went twice, you get a very different experience with the different drivers. Only comment would be that it's quite expensive BUT if you do the Instant Replay for only $19, you get an hour on the water for... More 

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